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“Perspectives of Occupational Therapy Students and Practitioners Engaging in Other Cultures: Ways of Thinking” by

Humbert , Burket, Deveney and Kennedy; “Current Occupational Therapy Practice with Individuals who are Overweight or Obese: A Pilot Study” by Leimbach , Evanko, Freeland and Warner; “The Effects of Creative Occupation Groups on Well-Elderly in a Community Center” by Potter , Rossi and Snyder; “Perceived Occupational Experiences of Men Living in a Shelter” by Salvadia , Potter , Rachel Guss ’09, Jessica Hoffman ’10, Alicia Mull ’09; and “Sensory Processing Styles, Environmental Assessment and Accommodations for Adults with Schizophrenia” by Waltermire , Atherton, Flasser and Kerlin.


Gabe Ricci published “Nature and Norm in the Antique Literary Tradition” and a review essay on Charles Freeman’s “A.D. 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State” in Existentia: An International Journal of Philosophy. In addition, Ricci was selected as a Wye Fellow for the Wye Faculty Seminar, which will be held at the Aspen Institute in July 2011.

Michael Silberstein presented at the March 2011 Cyber-Workshop on John Cramer’s Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; “Science First: The Dialectics of Unity and Disunity between Science, Philosophy of Science, and Metaphysics” at the April 2011 American Philosophical Association meeting; the April 2011 McIntyre Lecture on Philosophy and History of Science at Wheaton College; and “Dynamics, Systematicity and Extended Cognition” at the May 2011 Systematicity and the Post-Connectionist Era Workshop at the Universidad de Murcia. In addition, Silberstein and Anthony Chemero, Franklin & Marshall College, presented at the May 2011 Workshop and Doctoral Course on Extended Consciousness Sensorimotor Dynamics and Phenomenal Character at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Silberstein also published “Complexity and Extended Phenomenological-Cognitive Systems” in Topics in Cognitive Science: Special

Issue on the Role of Complex Systems in Cognitive Science and “The Dialectic of King and X in Do the Right Thing” in “The Philosophy of Spike Lee: Series on The Philosophy of Popular Culture.” In addition, he and Chemero published “Dynamics, Agency and Intentional Action” in a special issue of Humana. Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies

and “Commentary on Genes Action and Reciprocal Causation” in the journal Foundations of Science. Silberstein also published reviews of several books.

Phys ics and Engineer ing

Sara Atwood was awarded the 2011 Apprentice Educator Grant from the American Society for Engineering

A Mi ss ion of Hope

For more than 75 years, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County (Pa.) has provided family-centered education and therapy programs for infants, children and adolescents with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries. To celebrate its long history of service to families, the organization recently highlighted stories of its success in the 185-page book, “A Mission of Hope: 75 years of Turning Disabilities into Abilities.” The concept for the project was originated by former Elizabethtown faculty member Candace O’Donnell, one of the book’s three senior editors.

In need of talented writers, O’Donnell reached out to Assistant Professor of Communications Kelly Poniatowski for support. Poniatowski, co-advisor of The Etownian, was eager to participate. “As a parent, my heart really went out to these children and their parents. I thought it was a great opportunity for our students not only to write for a professional publication but also to use their education to serve,” reflects Poniatowski, who says she instantly thought of Huntley McGowan ’12 for the project. “Huntley is a great news editor and excellent writer. I knew that if given the task, she would be dedicated and complete the job not only in a timely fashion but well.” McGowan enthusiastically accepted the assignment to tell the story of Sarah VanOrden, who has an inherited disease called Morquio syndrome. “I knew it would be challenging and completely different than anything I had ever done before, but I also knew it would be very rewarding,” reflects McGowan. “I am used to writing hard news stories about politics and other current events, so I was pretty nervous when I began this piece. I was amazed by how easily this new style of writing was for me. “Not only did I learn about the wonderful opportunities that Schreiber provides to its patients, but I also learned a lot about myself and my own writing through this process,” she says. “I met a truly amazing family whose story inspired me to pursue feature writing in the future. Their openness and kindness allowed me to tell their story with hope and positivity.” O’Donnell is very pleased with the College’s involvement in the project. “I fondly remember my years at Elizabethtown,” she says. “The College has fulfilled its mission with this project. Some people refer to it as serendipity, but I call it a blessing. Dr. Poniatowski and Huntley really deserve a tremendous amount of credit for their contributions.”

Huntley McGowan ’12, shown on a recent study-abroad experience to Ireland, was a contributing author for Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center’s “A Mission of Hope: 75 years of Turning Disabilities into Abilities.”

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